It’s my second year as School Director and I’ve struggled with community involvement. RAIN’s mentors are a pleasant surprise as most parents in rural areas rarely visit the school or discuss students’ progress.
The after school classes have helped so much. When the official school day ends and RAIN’s program begins, I feel like I can really teach what I need to.”
We partner with rural and nomadic communities in Niger.
In 2019, We Reached
accessed safe water and nutritious food
earned their own income
attended elementary or middle school
Issoufou Succeeds Against the Odds
Issoufou’s family lives far from school. His village, Tchilizdag, has a struggling elementary school with rapid staff turnover and poor oversight. Many parents are frustrated — they are interested in sending their children to school, but there are few success stories. Even in this environment, Issoufou has succeeded academically. This is truly a testament to Issoufou’s desire to learn because he has also needed to overcome his physical handicaps – he has a hunchback and disabled left foot. …